Temporary employment register | ACMA

Temporary employment register

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) maintains a register to assist in filling temporary (non-ongoing) employment opportunities for periods of up to 12 months in our principal offices in Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne.

The register is used by ACMA managers to search for suitable candidates when a vacancy arises. These positions are often required to be filled at short notice, and may be full-time, part-time or casual. Casual positions are intermittent with hours and working days varying with business requirements.

The ACMA offers employment opportunities across a wide range of functions including:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Administration
  • Communications and Media
  • Compliance and Regulation
  • Education
  • Engineering and Technical
  • Governance and Performance
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Information Management
  • Legal
  • Organisation Leadership
  • People
  • Policy and Research
  • Project Management

Candidates may be contacted to assess their suitability and availability as employment opportunities arise.

Who is eligible to apply

To be eligible for temporary (non-ongoing) employment at the ACMA, applicants should:

  • hold Australian citizenship or have the legal right to work in Australia
  • be willing to undergo an Australian Federal Police (AFP) records check
  • be willing to complete a Health Declaration and may be required to undergo a health check
  • be willing and eligible to obtain a security clearance to the appropriate level, if applicable to the position.

For information on the various levels within the Australian Public Service (APS) go to the Australian Public Service Commission (APSC) website.

How to apply

Before deciding to apply, you should research the ACMA and develop your knowledge of the agency.

Applications must be lodged through the ACMA’s eRecruitment system. The electronic application process consists of three simple stages:

  • registration
  • drafting your application (including uploading your resume)
  • review.

The system will guide you through each of these stages. When you submit your application, please ensure you respond to all the mandatory questions and upload a copy of your resume.

You will receive an email confirming your application has been received.

If, at any stage, you wish to withdraw your application, you should log into your current application and click on the Withdraw Application button at the top of the page.

How long will your application remain on the register?

The temporary employment register is refreshed in April and October every year to ensure the most current information is available. When the register is about to close, everyone with a current registration will receive an email from our recruitment team inviting you to reapply.

If all of your information is still current and accurate, you can simply apply for the new register and submit your application—you do not need to go through the whole process again.

More information

For further information about the ACMA, office locations and other related resources, please visit the ACMA overview.

For more information on the Australian Public Service, please visit Information for Australian Government employees. We also recommend you visit applying for APS jobs and Cracking the code.

Further information about the ACMA’s online application process and tips about applying can be found here.

Find out more about ACMA careers, including other job opportunities and benefits available to our employees.

Last updated: 11 March 2019